Friday, February 5, 2010

Graffiti Hawaiian Style

Ecological Graffiti! Ya gotta love it! No billboards along the highway but instead people have left their mark with coral found on nearby beaches. The white coral positioned on the dark lava made for some interesting reading. We would learn that Sara was an '09 grad. Or Trish Heart Dave or even that Bob and Joyce celebrated 25 years. Words of peace, love, aloha to the left and right. This is the Autograph Tree (Clusia rosea). A West Indian tree that can withstand high winds and salt spray. You can etch your autograph on the large leaf of the tree and it will continue to grow.
This plant shouldn't be confused with the Sea Grape (Coccolobis uvifera) which grows in tropical/sub tropical climates and is used as writing paper.

Angelica at work. Leaving her mark on HI.

1 comment:

Marilyn said...

Fascinating graffiti and tree. How fun for Angelica to leave her mark. She can come back someday and look for her signature.